Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 12:30PM
Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame recently delved into his issues with furs and minks, admitting he was pro-animal rights way before PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) approached him last year for a campaign.
According to Flockaveli, rap stars Diddy and Rick Ross even tried to get him to mink up for their “Oh Let’s Do It” remix music video back in 2010 but he vehemently declined the offer.
“The campaign I did with PETA was “Ink Over Mink.” I never been a mink person period. I hate minks. I hate furs. That sh*t is wack to me. I ain’t gon’ lie, as a kid I stand by that. You can tell that by my “Oh Let’s Do It (Remix)” video. [Puff and Rick Ross] had minks on, [they even] had a mink for me, but I wouldn’t put that sh*t on and that was way before PETA. So, it’s no publicity stunt. N*ggas ain’t give me no money. I ain’t get no cash for it. It’s just somethin’ I stood by. Plus, I like dogs — my my new PETA ad is for dogs. That’s just what I stand for as a man. I’m not thinkin’ about if I go back to the ‘hood and somebody is gonna be like “Yo that sh*t is wack.” F*ck you at the end of the day, ’cause when I’m broke, you’re not gonna feed me a bread crumb. If this how I feel, why not express how the f*ck I feel? That’s just how it is. And I’m all for it man.” (XXL Mag)
Prior to responding via a statement, PETA recently got put on blast by rap star Kanye West in his new “Theraflu” record.
“Can’t a young n*gga get money anymore?,” Ye raps, “Tell PETA my mink is dragging on the floor/Can I have a bad b*tch without no flaws/Come to meet me without no drawers?” (“Theraflu”)
Recently, Waka Flocka teamed up with PETA for a new canine-friendly campaign.
Atlanta-based Brick Squad hip-hop artist Waka Flocka Flame never stops when it comes to raising awareness about animal protection. In advance of his sophomore album Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family, Waka earns a “Round of Applause” from animals everywhere for his second PETA ad, which is aimed at stopping chaining, fighting, and other abuse of dogs. Waka’s adorable co-star in the ad is Daphna, a rescued dog from the Atlanta Humane Society who is named after PETA’s vice president of cruelty investigations. (Crunk & Disorderly)
Around this time last year, the Atlanta rapper made headlines for being the first hip-hop artist to take part in PETA’s “Ink, Not Mink” campaign.
Wearing nothing but a strategically placed teddy bear and camera necklaces, Waka Flocka Flame is the first rapper to star in PETA’s Ink, Not Mink ad campaign. He shows off his tattoos, and a lot of skin, in the new ad, which urges, “Ink, Not Mink. Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin and Let Animals Keep Theirs. (USA Today)
Check out Waka Flocka Flame’s latest PETA campaign below:
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